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John P. Holdren Congratulates NASA on the Successful Test Launch of Orion Spacecraft

December 12, 2014 1:10 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Upon successful launch and recovery of the Orion spacecraft last week White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren issued the following statement: "With today’s successful test launch and recovery of the ...


Online Course on Graphene Will Be Available Worldwide

December 12, 2014 1:05 pm | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Starting in 2015, Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden will be a global disseminator of knowledge. The beginning of the year will mark the start of ChalmersX – the venture of Chalmers moocs on the platform Chalmers announces its ... 


Esterline Connection Technologies Provides Connectors for Rosetta Mission

December 12, 2014 12:59 pm | by SOURIAU | News | Comments

SOURIAU, part of Esterline Connection Technologies, is honored to have served as a trusted collaborator to the ESA (European Space Agency) and CNES (French Space Agency) by supplying interconnection components 15 years ago for ...   


Revizto 3.0 Launched at Autodesk University 2014

December 12, 2014 12:30 pm | by Revizto | News | Comments

A new version of Revizto 3.0, a visual collaboration software for AEC industry, was officially released at Autodesk University in Las Vegas on December 2-4 2014. Revizto as a part of BIM process is used through the whole project lifecycle ...


New Theory Could Yield More-Flexible Digital Communication

December 12, 2014 11:31 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Communication protocols for digital devices are very efficient but also very brittle: They require information to be specified in a precise order with a precise number of bits. If sender and receiver — say, a computer and a printer — are off by even ...


Insulation Defect Among 3 Design Fails This Week

December 12, 2014 11:30 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

Today in recalls, insulation defects are leading to electrical shock, Lenovo power cords are melting, and stadium seats are failing ...                  


Today in Engineering History: A Transatlantic First

December 12, 2014 11:25 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

Today in engineering history, a transatlantic first and a General Motors phase out ...                           


Heat Resistant Stainless Steel Paint Withstands up to 1,200°F

December 12, 2014 11:13 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Dampney Company has announced a new ready-to-use, high-heat stainless steel paint that will not discolor, chip, crack, or peel at temperatures up to 1200°F. Dampney Thurmalox 282 stainless steel paint is suitable for applications such as ...


Enclosed Starters in NEMA 4 Metallic Enclosures

December 12, 2014 11:02 am | by PD&D Staff | Carlo Gavazzi Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

CARLO GAVAZZI has announced the launch of their CGP Series Enclosed Motor Starters. The CGP Series are housed in a NEMA 4 metallic enclosures (NEMA 4X non-metallic enclosures are available upon request). The CGP Series are available for ...

Ha-VIS LOCFIELD Antenna Creates New Possibilities in RFID Deployment

December 12, 2014 10:51 am | by PD&D Staff | Harting, Inc. Of North America | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING's new Ha-VIS LOCFIELD travelling wave UHF antenna makes it possible to create a passive RFID reading zone with a single antenna for applications like smart shelving systems, wireless sensor networks, door and window pass ...

Design Win of the Week

December 12, 2014 10:03 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

Each week the Product Design & Development staff scours the internet for design engineering news, research, and updates. This week, Apple’s legal troubles won the company the title of loser of the week, while …     


Ferrari Looks to Burnish Brand Value

December 12, 2014 9:54 am | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Ferrari's sleek sports cars and souped-up Formula 1 racing machines have made the prancing horse logo among the world's most powerful brands. Now, as the company prepares for a public listing, it wants to cash in on the cachet ...   


The Future of Breast Cancer Screening

December 12, 2014 9:46 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

In 1965, French radiologist Charles Gros built the first X-ray machine dedicated to screening breasts and effectively launched mammography as a viable breast cancer test. The machine, which was built by Thomson CGR, used a special ...  


Company Awarded $21M Contract for Destroyers

December 12, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bath Iron Works has been awarded a $21 million contract to continue work on a class of U.S. Navy destroyers. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said in a statement Thursday night that it was a modification ...        


Tunnel Repair Rattles Residents

December 12, 2014 9:41 am | by Martha Bellisle, Associated Press | News | Comments

Each time Mike Petrone wrestles the newly stuck door open and heads to the basement underneath J&M Cafe in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square, he finds a new crack, a new leak, deeper sinking of a concrete walkway ...    



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